Virtuoso playing has nothing to do with talent or hours of practice. It is purely proper movement. Most of us sadly touch pianos before we are taught to properly play and bad habits are hard wired into our brains and the improper movement can haunt us the rest of our days.
Here are the tips I am working through to eradicate my bad habits:
Never cross the thumb under. Instead, use the elbow, forearm rotation and simply moving your arm to place the thumb. Combined, your larger muscles can place the fingers where they need to be with great speed.
Never abduct or spread out the fingers. This creates a double pull on the bones. Likewise, never isolate a finger.
Play the key straight down.
Play the key with the weight of the arm.
Avoid using your flexors as much as possible.
When playing one finger, all fingers go down. Some teachers call this "Tapping."
All fingers play in the same direction at the same time.
Use first your pronator and supinator muscles to play keys. A scale can have several changes of direction of the arm and those muscles are indefatigable.
Try to play to the point of sound rather than the keybed. If you are pressing down you can't lift up to move to the next note.
Use in/out motions to equalize your fingers.
Forward shift your fingers, especially the thumb.
When you put all these movements together, playing will feel effortless. If there is a passage or note you can not play, it is either because you are missing a specific movement or an erroneous movement is getting in the way.
Never play the piano when your body is cold. Cold causes muscles and tendons to contract and if your force them in their contracted state you will reinforce improper movement and create micro tears to the tendons.
You can't just read this post and apply everything at once. It takes working with a skilled teacher who can see and hear what you are doing incorrectly. Then they can make subtle adjustments.
Also, make sure you sit at the proper height. Too high or low and you loose the various fulcrums.